Tuesday, May 12, 2015


I may have said this before but I'll say it again. April and May get really busy around here.

Today is the day we commemorate the birth of a beautiful woman. I refer to her as SWMBO (She Who Must Be Obeyed). Her eldest daughter refers to her as The M (The Mother). She answers to Judy. Or Judith, her given name. Around the house I call her Honey or Dearie. I used to call her JG, which are her given initials for Judith Gayle. But I used to joke that they stood for Judy Girl.

All in all, through thick and thin, as the saying goes, she's been by my side for . . . a few years. More than I can believe some times.

My dad really liked her.

And so do I.

Happy Birthday to my wife.

Scottsdale art fair

A gypsy girl, at Halloween

A somewhat later Halloween

In Northern Arizona, (posing for Vogue?)

In our courtyard in Guadalajara

Enjoying the high mountain air in Innsbruck, Austria

This one belongs on a dust jacket

Pretty in pink at one of her daughter's fabulous brunches

The fashion plate, celebrating one year ago

Tuckered out

She's a good one.  I think I'll keep her.

(BTW, her email address is judyt78@gmail.com)


  1. Nice composite of Judy through the ages! Your birthdays are close together! Happy Birthday Judy. Live long and prosper!

  2. She is indeed a great woman. Beautiful, elegant, talented and especially sainted for her years of enduring your brand of gusto and madness! As we have said before, you guys are our inspiration.

  3. A beautiful woman at any age. Happy Birthday.

  4. Happy Birthday, Judy. Bruce, you often mention BRD as the older daughter, but nary a word about the youngest. My apologies if it is a forbidden subject.

    1. She lives in Oregon and does not communicate.

  5. Happy birthday to the fabulous SWMBO! We know she's fabulous because she hangs out with you :)

  6. Continued long life and happiness!

  7. Happy Birthday SWMBO! (Boy, Bruce, did you ever "marry up"! Lucky man. :)

  8. Happy Birthday! Great celebratory post!

  9. What a great bunch of pictures! Hope the birthday was a happy one!

  10. Happy birthday to Judy and congratulations to you both for still being a happy couple - a lot of of obeying, loving and honoring on both sides, right?

  11. Great set of portraits. Happy birthday SWMBO!


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